Akira’s Book Club

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Akira’s Book Club
Response to Police Shooting on February 25th, 2021

Response to Police Shooting on February 25th, 2021

February 26, 2021 To the San Diego Police Department, The NAACP San Diego Branch requests to have body cam footage of the police shooting which took place on February 25, 2021, to resolve our questions, as to the shooting of an apparently homeless individual.   As we continue to gather all the facts, we sincerely hope this incident is not another…

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Mar 10: Jury Townhall

Join us at 6pm on Mar 10 for a discussion regarding service on juries.A “jury of your peers” cannot happen without a diverse jury pool. Join us for a discussion with Superior Court Judge Dwayne K. Moring, Deputy District Attorney Dwain Woodley and Deputy Public Defender Euketa Oliver for this discussion on how to ensure justice for all! At 6pm…

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Mar 10: Jury Townhall
Working Together to Improve Outcomes for all Black Children and Families

Working Together to Improve Outcomes for all Black Children and Families

A two-Part Symposium Recording will be available soon! Our Panel included: Dr. Grace Carroll - Wordsmith LLC, Akira's Book Club & The Village Project's Emanyatta Program Dr. Idara Essien - SDSU, Assistant Professor Child and Family Development Selam Gebrekristos, M.F.T. - SDSU, Co-Director of MA in Education with a concentration in Counseling. SDCC, Counselor Rashida Hameed - President/CEO of Epiphany…

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Feb 27: ACT-SO Writer’s Workshop

ACT-SO Writer's Workshop: Poetry & Black History All are welcome to join us at 2pm on February 22nd to work on writing poetry. Examples of great poems from Black writers of the ages will be used to inspire and instruct writers of all ages. At the time of the workshop, anyone may join by visiting: sandiegonaacp.org/actso-writer-zoom

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Feb 27: ACT-SO Writer’s Workshop
Feb 14, 2022 Education Newsletter

Feb 14, 2022 Education Newsletter

Rise to the Challenge, Answer the Call Placing our children front and center, in the fight for equity and justice! Greetings and welcome! Oh, all the places we can go, if only children are exposed to educators who care. Just look at Vice President Kamala Harris and Amanda Gorman, our youngest Inaugural Poet. As our goal is to ensure Black…

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March 10: The Water Dancer

March 10: The Water Dancer

Members' Book Club Book of the Month: The March book club book is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. NOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE…

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President Maxwell Speaks at Urban League Guild

President Maxwell Speaks at Urban League Guild

Stay Woke Saturday, February 20, 202111am - 12pm Pacific The elections are over, now what?Stay Woke will be a virtual, panel discussion on how we can stay engaged beyond elections. We’ll discuss how we can keep our elected officials accountable for the promises made during the elections and keep issues important to our community at the forefront.We’ll be joined by special…

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